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Kajari Bhattacharya
Deputy News Editor , The Telegraph (English language print media)
Kolkata, West Bengal
Deputy News Editor with nearly 12 years experience working with various English print media as correspondent and editor, looking for challenging jobs as communications specialist in Kolkata or as remote employee. Excellent English language communication skills. Driven, motivated and very hard-working.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Communications, IT, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
  • Social, Gender, Education, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
Deputy news editor with nationally circulated newspaper The Telegraph with nearly 12 years’ experience in the print media. Edit and rewrite stories while also constantly creating and maintaining excellent relations with remotely-located reporters and editors. Brainstorm and plan stories as well as implement them, working within strict deadlines on a daily basis. An initiator and task oriented teamworker seeking a position in writing, editing, copywriting and communications

Work Experience
May 2016 to present: Deputy News Editor, The Telegraph, Odisha edition: I concentrate on editing and rewriting and as well communicating constantly with the desk in Calcutta and bureau in Odisha. Also manage team in Calcutta
Feb 2016 to May 2016: Freelance reporter for online news portal: Asianet Newsable.
Freelance editor of research papers for Cactus Global Communications
Sept 2013-Feb 2016: Deputy News Editor, The Times of India, Odisha and Northeast editions based out of Kolkata
As deputy news editor, I made the main Odisha city pages, checked headlines and intros for the other city pages, handled Page 1 local stories and coordinated with both the desk in Bhubaneswar as well as the bureau. On lean days, I also looked after the Guwahati, Ranchi and Patna editions of The Times of India along with my regular responsibilities. Wrote stories as well.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhubaneswar/Citing-Rath-ritual-Odisha-lays-claim-to-rasagulla-WB-historians-dont-agree/articleshow/48297818.cms

May 2010-Sept2013: Chief sub-editor, The Telegraph, Kolkata.
Edited news and feature stories and managed my team to produce a satellite edition of The Telegraph for Odisha. Launched the Odisha edition and worked very hard to train a new team, co-ordinate with the Odisha bureau and produce an edition that quickly became quite popular in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack besides western Odisha.

Aug2005-April 2010: Principal correspondent with The Statesman
Performed consistently well in reporting, editing, page making and feature writing in my time at The Statesman. Wrote extensively for the daily entertainment supplement Unplugged and weekend supplement Lifestyle & Entertainment.

July 2004-Aug 2005: Part-time lecturer at St Xavier’s College
Education:
1. University of Calcutta M.A., Mass Communication & Journalism, 2004 Score : 60.7%, Division I.Relevant Coursework :a) Mass Communication e) Developmental Communicationb) Television, Radio & Editing f) Advertising & Public Relationsc) International Communication g) Newspaper Managementd) Communication Research h) Documentary film2. Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi B.A., Mathematics Honours (General subjects : Economics and Political Science) Score : 66%, Division I3. Lady Keane’s College, Shillong Higher Secondary, North Eastern Hill University Score : 81%, Division I. Rank : 9th in Meghalaya4. Loreto Convent, Shillong Class 10, Meghalaya Board of Secondary Education Score : 74 %, Division I. Rank : 5th in Meghalaya
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    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali
    Nationality:
    Indian
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